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MSN/HCAD Dual Degree Program


Master’s in Nursing Administration/Master’s in Health Care Administration

Degree Program
56 credit hours total

Designed to prepare nurse leaders with a unique blend of Nursing, leadership and healthcare administration

Ability to assume leadership in a variety of health-related arenas: hospitals, systems, ambulatory care facilities, and long-term ventures

Admission information and HCAD program requirements
Admission Information HCAD Program Requirements Outlined by College of Business
  • BSN from NLNAC or CCNE Accredited Program
  • 3.0 GPA on last 60 hours of BSN
  • GRE waived if GPA is 3.0 of higher
  • 2.8-2.99 GPA – GRE required with minimum score of 430 on verbal; 430 on quantitative section; OR 3.0 on the analytical writing section (Best 2 of 3 sections)
  • Unencumbered RN license in Texas
  • Basic statistics course with a minimum grade of "C"
  • Computer expertise (Excel class)
  • 200 word essay about reasons for pursuing a graduate degree
  • Two years clinical experience as an RN
  • International students – TSE, TOEFL or IELTS required and experience as RN in the United States.
  • The GMAT is required unless the following criteria are met:
    3.0 GPA on last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework; five or more years of progressive health care industry experience.
    You have (within the last 3 years) or will receive an undergraduate degree from UT Arlington with a GPA of 3.2 or higher, as calculated by the graduate school
    You have an earned graduate degree in an appropriate field
  • An essay stating your reasons for wanting to pursue a graduate degree
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Current resume
  • Appointment with HCAD advisor, Demetria Wilhite 817-272-0698

Program Director

Cynthia Plonien, DNP, RN, CENP

For additional information, please email the Program Office

or call 817-272-9397.